Delta Upsilon, since its founding date of November 4, 1834, has prided itself with a very rich history. When selecting new members to join our fraternity it is crucial that we select young men who show potential in all aspects of life and in our four founding principles: The Development of Character, The Promotion of Friendship, the Diffusion of Liberal Culture, and the Advancement of Justice. Selecting men who uphold or who already display an appreciation for our values will lead to a strong Delta Upsilon in the future. While our four founding principles are ideals and hard to measure at times, within each exists tangible actions identifying if a potential associate member displays the basic pillars of the fraternity. For Delta Upsilon to grow and thrive it is paramount that we recruit young men who show the drive and willpower to succeed in all facets of life.

Our recruitment process, in essence, allows us to ensure that the men we recruit will grow and proudly display the Fraternity’s moral, intellectual and social standards. Each pledge class is selected with the utmost care, making sure that a variety of men are included; therefore, each class will be provided with any and all opportunity to learn and develop. I look forward to watching the new members develop and permeate the core value of Delta Upsilon, Building Better Men!

For information on recruitment contact me at EMAIL.

Jack McNally
Recruitment Chairman

Fact Sheet

International Organization

  • Founded in 1834
  • Sixth oldest fraternity in existence
  • Approximately 80 chapters in the United States and Canada
  • Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana

Founding Principles

  • The only non-secret international fraternity in existence
  • Four founding principles: Promotion of Friendship, Development of Character, Diffusion of Liberal Culture, Advancement of Justice


  • Impressive list of international alumni
  • Successful in all walks of life… corporate chief executive officers, presidents, doctors, lawyers, dentists, Olympic/professional athletes, journalists, engineers, professors, etc.